• Secrets of The Star in Belgravia
    Secrets of The Star in Belgravia
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    Belgravia.  An area of grandeur and apparent calm. But behind and among the stucco, there’s often a different story.  Michael Duncan has been investigating… Belgravia is not normally an area associated with pub crawls, but there is one to be done in these exclusive streets, perhaps starting with the tiny Grenadier at the Knightsbridge end…

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  • So why do Green Line carry route numbers in the 700s?
    So why do Green Line carry route numbers in the 700s?
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    In an earlier post, Stephen Benton (one of our resident transport history geeks) teased us that he would reveal why Green Line coaches all carry route numbers in the 700s.  Fortunately for all of you who have been on the edge of your seats awaiting the answer since, he has returned to provide it! For…

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  • What might Dickens have made of “Dickensian”?
    What might Dickens have made of “Dickensian”?
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    With Dickensian, the BBC’s re-imagining of some of Charles Dickens’ most enduring characters well under way, Mark Rowland speculates on what the great man himself might have made of it all. One of the more gratifying aspects of sharing our love of all things London with the guests on our walks are the fascinating discussions…

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  • The Cheese and Pickle lunchtime walks
    The Cheese and Pickle lunchtime walks
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    Our guides do love a challenge, so when Joanna Moncrieff, Rhona Levene, Stephen Benton and Jen Pedler were given a private commission asking if they could design 6 different lunchtime “quicky” walks (i.e. do-able in less than an hour)  starting at the Gherkin in The City of London they had to see if it could…

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